4/10/08 image prompt

your story here

That week rolled by quickly! Welcome to the collaborative storybook. The image above is the Thursday prompt. Jump right in! Your ideas are welcome here.

Colors aren’t quite as true but for higher resolution pic click on image below.

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24 Responses to 4/10/08 image prompt

  1. enigma says:

    I am no writer, so these are my feelings,

    firstly the griffin, the magical winged creature, which seems to be comforting the mother with the ill (dying?) child……the central figure holding up the dreams of others, that maybe are lost and dying, the little sweet hedge hog, hiding in the corner,the wise guardian birds, perched on the mothers shoulder, the softness and sadness, and hope of it all, set against the backdrop of the harsh landscape…

    hope in a bleak world for rebirth, and regeneration.
    Have you ever thought about designing a set of tarot cards Rick?The symbology here is amazing.


  2. Paul says:

    Luminous. that little bit of blue gives the whole thing a stained glass feel almost, luminous i would call the story and i would weave it around flight and light, the standing female figure offering energy upward into the sky, a religeous ceremony giving thanks for the power of flight being passed onto to the cradled child, absolutely beautiful painting, words will never be able to fully do them justice because language is linear and your paintings radiate,


  3. ozymandiaz says:

    very full and complex peice. Will work on it.


  4. angryballerina says:

    Your art and writing makes me feel so fucking inept.

    I kinda like it…..


  5. rick mobbs says:

    I would never think of you as inept. Anything but. And you are so alive… It is good to see you here again. xox Rick


  6. rick mobbs says:

    p.s. angryballerina, why don’t you tell us a story? Anything goes.


  7. ~big eyes~


    {hey. it happens.}

    i’m all about the mythology. i need to examine and enjoy your work more indepth.

    Yeah… so i got over being speechless.


  8. rick mobbs says:

    Thanks, Lakotaprincess. I was wondering when I would see you sexy self over here.


  9. jo says:

    I love this one, you are so talented I’m in awe. I will do something but over the weekend, okay, though I think Ozy just nailed it 🙂


  10. ~smooches and an ear bite for you RikkiTikki~
    left you a lengthy babble comment on my blog.
    if you’re sure? I’ll write something up tonight.

    Soooooo… you were waiting for me to sashay my way into your house? Now that you have me here whatever will you do with me? ~wink~


  11. rick mobbs says:

    sure I’m sure.


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  13. Arkay says:

    Bounced over her courtesy of Prestor John (crackedheadblog). Is this an ongoing sort of thing? weekly? I get so little internet time each day at the library to explore this more, but I will be back, and have the feeling I will link here too. (the stone work in the above picture is speaking to me, so I hope to speake back to you on it soon).


  14. rick mobbs says:

    arkay, every week. post when you can, and welcome!


  15. johemmant says:

    Hey there, me here, I did one for a different painting, the same one that caught Mariachristina’s eye:


    It’s not very true to life, you’ll see what I mean 🙂 but I loved doing it.


  16. bethmillner says:

    I really like your painting!


  17. rick mobbs says:

    Thanks Beth, and I like your work. I have visited by way of annieburie. How’s life in your art lane?


  18. Lakota says:

    iz done.


  19. rick mobbs says:

    Lakota honey, you done good.


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  21. Here’s my link, though I see there’s a pingback above.

    I love this painting! I had a lot of fun with it. If you don’t hear from me in the next five days it’s because I’m going away, and I doubt I’ll bring my computer with me. I’ll be back! thanks so much for sharing your work with us.


    ps “Lantana” is also the name of a flower.


  22. I read enigma’s description of the painting. Enigma, you ARE a writer!


  23. rick mobbs says:

    mariacristina, it’s delightful, and it made me laugh. I’ll post it here when I have a few minutes. Enjoy your trip! (where art thou off to?)
    lantana…. i moved here to NM from coastal NC. We still have a foot in there… trying to pull it out but with family connections we’ll always be going back for visits.

    p.s. thanks, I’m glad you like it. I think of the painting as a family portrait… me, the kid, Naomi holding up our worlds…



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